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“The Indie Experience” Day | Nashville Staycation

Today marks the sixth day of our Nashville Staycation series! In this series we are giving readers a planned themed day out on the town to escape from your jobs, but not spend too much money by going on a vacation.

Today’s theme is “The Indie Experience” Day. This theme is designed for everyone wanting to get a taste of the indie experience Nashville has to offer.


“The Indie Experience” Day

Breakfast: Barista Parlor

Barista ParlorThe perfectly crafted brews at Barista Parlor is perfect for anyone seeking out the indie experience for a day. Located in East Nashville, this coffee shop combines flavors like no others. With drinks like the salted caramel whiskey latte and bourbon vanilla latte, you’re sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience. Barista Parlor also has delicious sandwiches, waffles, pastries and chocolate.

519B Gallatin Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206
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Morning Activity: McKay’s

All true indies know exactly how to get to McKay’s. At McKay’s, you can find great old books, movies, video games and, of course, music. You can spend hours at McKay’s rummaging through the largest McKay’s in the country. Whether you are looking for that college textbook that is just too expensive at the bookstore or you want to catch up on the latest novel, you can find it all at McKay’s.

McKay’s
636 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
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Lunch: Sky Blue Cafe

Sky Blue Cafe is another East Nashville hot spot. Located in the historic Edgefield neighborhood, this cafe offers everything from omelets to sandwiches to cappuccinos. All of Sky Blue’s coffee comes from Drew’s Brews and the bagels are baked right down the street at Bagel Face Bakery.

Sky Blue Cafe
700 Fatherland St
Nashville, TN 37206
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Afternoon Activity: Hatch Show Print

Visit Hatch Show Print to see how some of the world’s top poster prints are made. While this doesn’t sound very riveting, Hatch Show Print is full of colorful history that stems all the way back to the time when Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s brother, visited Nashville. Now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print still does work for clients such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Nike.

Hatch Show Print

316 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

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Dinner: City House

City HouseLocated in Germantown, City House is a great restaurant with a diverse menu that consists of everything from Pizza and pasta to catfish. With an extensive drink menu, City House is perfect for an indie date night. With an always changing Sunday Supper menu, you are guaranteed to find something you love on the menu.

1222 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
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Evening Activity: the Basement

To finish off your indie experience, make sure you check out a show at the Basement. Owned by Mike Grimes of Grimey’s New& Pre-Loved Music and Dave Brown, this venue never disappoints. With shows from the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Angel Snow and Goodbye June, the Basement showcases many different talents.

the Basement
1604 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
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